No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


Are y’all tired of no-bake desserts yet?  I promise I’m almost done.  I’m actually starting to miss the taste of oven-roasted food.  And I’m dying to bake a pie.  I think my oven may be starting to miss me too. So I have an intense chocolate-peanut butter craving about twice a week.  Oh, you too?  Well this [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Blackberry Ice Cream Pie


As promised, here’s another no-bake dessert!  The only heat required here is to melt the butter, which in my house, can be done on the counter in about 10 minutes.  I’m really trying to use my oven as little as possible this summer.  The reason is we live in the country and we use propane for power.  I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Black Forest Ice Box Cake


It’s too hot to cook.  It’s too hot to bake.  But it’s never too hot to eat dessert! So here’s another no-bake delicious chilled dessert to hit the spot on a hot day.  If you really want to gild the lily, top this cake with some chocolate whipped cream:  whip 7 tablespoons of cold heavy [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Peach Raspberry Pie


 This pie is the perfect taste of summer.  I can’t get enough of it.  Peach Raspberry Pie   Save Print Makes 1 small 6″ pie. Ingredients For the crust: 1 cup unbleached flour 2 teaspoons sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar 3-4 tablespoons ice cold water [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Faux Peach Pies


When I’m craving peach pie but don’t feel like indulging in a buttery pie crust, I make this.  It has all the same flavors of a peach pie, but in a meringue cup that doesn’t make you feel guilty.  I make these with white peaches because they are my favorite, but yellow peaches are also delicious. 5.0 [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pound Cake with Stewed Plums

Pound cake, laden with butter and sugar, is a true Southern delight.  The moist, dense crumb of this cake can’t be beat.  It’s great on its own, but the stewed plums really take it over the top.  I find one plum to be enough for two servings, but if you like lots of sauce, go ahead [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

This recipe does not just make two scoops of ice cream.  How sad would that be?  But it is a recipe for a smaller batch of ice cream that two people can share over a few days.  My honey loves strawberry banana yogurt, so I decided to turn it into an ice cream flavor.  This [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Boysenberry Hand Pies


  I use store-bought refrigerated pie crust for this recipe.  Why?  Well, normally I’m a big advocate of making everything from scratch.  I don’t even buy tortillas or bread anymore.  But when I was creating this recipe I remembered my favorite pie that my grandmother used to make.  Around the holidays, all the adults ate pecan [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Zucchini Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Is your garden overflowing with zucchini?  I have no sympathy–we picked almost 9 pounds of zucchini in one day.  I planted 6 zucchini for just the two of us.  Crazy, I know.  But I figured I would eat one every day with an orzo salad dressed with a lemon-mint vinaigrette.  This is one of my favorite lunches.  [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Blueberry Cobbler


This isn’t just blueberry cobbler.  It’s blueberry cobbler with cornmeal biscuit topping.  The addition of fine cornmeal in a biscuit makes for a sweet, tender topping for the juicy berries.  The blueberries are dressed simply in lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon.  This dessert begs for a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and two [ Click to continue Reading! ]